Trunks began to fall into the mud, as intended, but instead of her axe following him down, Mio received an energy blast to the stomach, knocking her backwards into a sitting position on the ground. The saiyajin vaulted out of the mud, which really was only a few feet deep anyways, and summoned a sword as he descended upon her.
Mio swung her axe in an arc from her right to her left, connecting with Trunks' blade at the highpoint of the swing, as he was still airborne. The superior weight of her battleaxe was enough to throw the saiyajin several yards away from her, though he would almost certainly land easily on his feet. She used this moment to get to her own.
She was very interested in the way he had summoned the stone and blade. All from a single type of thread, but one with very special properties... Of course, he was not a weaver himself, and likely had no knowledge of how to control these threads--simply how to distort them. Regardless, she had learned something important about him. There was no longer any doubt that this was the same Trunks.
"So, this is why you never talk about your past. I see now--you weren't always so devout as you like to let on, were you? You have a very tainted past, don't you, Trunks?"
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Before she could retract the spear, Unaliari found Blu claiming her weapon. Furthermore, he had managed to grab her and use her as a shield from Rio’s snake (this one was far less impressive than the one he’d conjured in the battle with Wander).
”Thank you, your gratitude was a big help. With enemies like you, who needs allies? Though I still suggest we find a more private place where we can... scuffle.”
Aware that he wasn’t releasing her despite the absence of any immediate threat flying his way, Unaliari decided to take matters into her own hands…somewhat literally. With Blu holding the spear for her, she relinquished the weapon so she could slide a palm down his leg behind her. She figured, judging by his all-too apparent behavior up to this point, that Blu would eat this up.
“Who says we have to be enemies?”
Her hand slid back up the leg, slowing considerably along its return journey.
“I just came here for a little…fun…”
There was a small squeeze on his leg as she let her words sink through all of the testosterone built up in the mage’s brain before Unaliari rammed the elbow of her unoccupied arm as forcefully as she could into Blu’s gut. The hand that had been toying with his leg immediately shot out to snatch back the spear from him. If she could manage to twist away from him, she’d clear the space between Blu and Rio once more.
Rio watched as his snake was instantly skewered. Before the snake had completely died it vanished just as quickly as it had appeared.
He watched as Unaliari slid her hand up Blu's leg. From the start he had a feeling that Blu didn't have a chance to begin with, just based on the way she acted with the elf in the last battle, so he wasn't goint to let this opportunity go. Just as she delivered the elbow to the gut Rio took off in a sprint toward Blu. At the last second he jumped into a flying kick right at his opponent. If he missed he was sure that he would land safely on the other side.
"Strength is the only thing that matters. Everything else is just an illusion for the weak." - Vegeta
Unaliari had found and exploited Blu's biggest weakness: he could not resist a woman's wiles. He took the elbow to the stomach with no resistance, and doubled over, relinquishing the spear to the Ecliptian. Moments later, Rio came flying in, his heel striking Blu across the face, and the kanji mage went down hard.
It took a few seconds for him to stand back up. His cheek was bruised, and a small flow of blood came from his nose and mouth. He was facing Unaliari, with Rio now just behind him, and it was to her that he spoke.
"So, you really want to play rough, then? I can do that too, but when I've had my fill, you may wish that you had let me be more... gentle."
As he spoke, he traced his left index finger through the blood on his face, using it to create two small symbols on the back of his right hand, and a single line at the wrist. This whole time he had been looking at and addressing the Ecliptian, ignoring Rio entirely. So he was hoping surprise was on his side when he suddenly spun around and swung his kanji-endowed fist at Rio's face with all his might. And if this fist did meet with Rio, the young man would find that it was solid like stone or steel, rather than flesh.
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A smile crossed Mio's lips for the first time. "Now who's the one getting angry? It's my turn to taunt you--I won't tell you anything that I don't want to tell you."
With that, she swung her arm backward, and then shot it forward, releasing the massive battleaxe in the saiyajin's direction. It spun through the air toward him, so fast that it almost looked like a solid discus.
Unaliari watched as Rio landed a flying kick to the pervert’s face. Blu went down, and this bought the Eclyptian some time to gather herself and reposition the spear effectively in her hands.
”So, you really want to play rough, then? I can do that too, but when I've had my fill, you may wish that you had let me be more... gentle.”
It seemed that Blu’s aggression was going to remain on the one who landed the initial blow. While he wiped the blood away from his face, Unaliari dug her feet into the ground, ready for him to come at her. Curiously, he used his own blood to scrawl something onto his skin. This took the alchemist by surprise, for she knew of blood to be a powerful component in her craft. She wondered how he might make use of it untreated.
The moment came when Blu acted – instead of attacking Unaliari, however, he turned on Rio. By the time this had registered in Unaliari’s mind, it would be too late to stop the mage.
Rio never took his eyes off Blu, but that didn't stop him from getting hit. As Rio watched Blu wipe the blood on his hand he never thought for a second that he would be doing anything to enhance his attack. Rio still wasn't used to people with extraordinary powers.
When Blu's fist came racing at Rio's face the young warrior didn't budge. His arms went up in front of him in a simple "x" shaped block. When his fist connected Rio went soaring back several feet.
As he struggled to get up he couldn't put any pressure on his left arm. His only guess was that he fractured it. Quickly, he drew two things on the ground beside him. The billy club, with two sharp ends, appeared right at his feet along with the rope. With a quick twirl of the rope and a knot, the billy club doubled as a splint. Hopefully, Unaliari was looking after him because he was only half paying attention to what was going on.
"Now who's the one getting angry? It's my turn to taunt you--I won't tell you anything that I don't want to tell you."
Trunks normally would have tried to catch the spinning axe, but he didn't want to waste his time and she was really getting on his nerves. As it flew past him the saiyan reached his hand up and shot sphere of energy into it. Much to his surprise it didn't lose momentum. Instead, the trajectory shifted slightly and landed right in the middle of two battling men. With one look at who threw it they ran the opposite direction.
Not many people are used to a small child, especially a girl, having so much power. Because of her power, that made her equal. Trunks was done holding back.
The saiyans imaged faded then at almost the same moment reappeared in front of the girl to her right side. Trunks was in the air sending a kick toward the girls face. This image, however, wasn't really Trunks. In reality he was behind the girl mimicking the same move as his facade.
With Rio knocked away, Blu had a moment to regather himself. The first thing he did was to wipe away the kanji from the back of his hand. Unclenching his fist, he cracked the bones in his hand several times, working around the joints. He then reclaimed his lashknife chain with this hand, bringing the weapon back to a ready position.
He noted Rio's acquisition of a makeshift splint. Now that was cool. Assuming they both survived today (which, despite Rio being an enemy at the moment, Blu had no desire to see him lose his life), he would have to ask him how he did that.
In the meantime, Blu was unsure who was going to act first. He decided to wait and find out, ready to react to either of his opponents.